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Saskatchewan (updated 01/2003)
Written By: Dave Bidini and Martin Tielli
On the album "Melville"
Transcribed by Graham James (g_j_james@hotmail.com)
 
 
Disclaimer:  Anyone expecting a proper transcription or even accurate chords can forget it.
My goal in figuring out any piece of music is to find some reasonable (and sometimes 
recognizable) background that I can play on acoustic guitar in my underwear and sing while 
I arrange my sock drawer alphabetically.  Improvements are welcome.
 
The chords in the rockin' part of the chorus work well enough, but the timing and "strum" 
are a bit tricky and can't be written out here.
 
riff
e|----------------|
B|------0---3--0--|
G|----0---2-------|
D|--0-------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|
 
 
[G] The moon hung high? in the [Em] canopy of sky
	[C] Home Caroline Home  [G] 
[G] The coastline neared? and the [Em] deckhands cheered
	[C] Home Caroline Home  [G] 
[G] The mast stood tall? like the [Em] best of us all
[C] Home Caroline Home  [G] 
[G] I thought of the clear light?on your [Em] hands and on the wood
	[C] In a church? in Saskatchewan
 
[G] [A]
 
[G] On the shore appeared men? like a [Em] welcoming parade
	[C]Banners, flags, and arsenal  [G]
[G] But they were not what they [Em] appeared to be? as their white flags fell
	[C] Banners, flags, and arsenal  [G]
[G] I looked up at the moon? and at the [Em] water down below
	[C] Home Caroline Home  [G]
[G] I tried to remember things? that the [Em] pastor used to say
	[C] In a church? in Saskatchewan
 
[G] [A] [G] [A]
 
[Dm] Everyone raced onto the [C] deck [Am] [C]
[Dm] I tried to shoot but I just wretched [C] [Am] [C]
[Dm] We must wrestle back what we had sown [C] [Am] [C]
[Dm] We must wrestle back what we had left [C] [Am]
[G] I could not fire, and I [D] don't know [G] why
[C] Then I knew the truth  [G]
[G] I felt I got what [D] I de [G] served
[C] Then I knew the truth
[G] [Em] [C] [G]
[G] [Em] [C] [G]
 
[G] I lay on the deck? as the [Em] cannon balls soared by overhead
	[C] Home Caroline Home  [G]
[G] The hull gave in? water came [Em] rushing in across the deck
[C] Home Caroline Home  [G]
[G] I thought of the farm? and the [Em] work to be done
	[C] Home Caroline Home  [G] 
[G] I thought of the clean light? and the [Em] places that we'd hide
	[C] In a church? in Saskatchewan
 
[G] [A] [G] [A]
 
[Dm] Everyone raced onto the [C] deck [Am] [C]
[Dm] I tried to shoot but I could not [C] [Am] [C]
[Dm] We must wrestle back what we had sown [C] [Am] [C]
[Dm] We must wrestle back what we had left [C] [Am]
[G] I could not fire, and I [D] don't know [G] why
[C] Then I knew the truth  [G]
[G] I felt I got what [D] I de [G] served
[C] Then I knew the truth
 
[G] [A] [G] [A]
[G] [A] [G] [A]
 
end on [G]